Is there something it is like to be a High Reliability Organisation (HRO)? And how can HRO theories best be applied in the high hazard industries? A review and a suggested way forward.

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John Wilkinson, The Keil Centre

This paper assesses the usefulness of applying the concept of High Reliability Organisations (HROs) to the chemical and allied process industries. Relevant major accidents are reviewed e.g. Esso Longford, the UK BP Grangemouth refinery incidents through to Buncefield and Texas City itself. A recent UK Health and Safety Laboratories (HSL) review of HRO theories is reviewed and updated.

Date & time

7-8 June 2016

NCTL Learning and Conference Centre, Nottingham

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